PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound applauds AG Tong’s legal action to protect CT residents from PFAS

“Forever chemicals” harm human health and environment, must be phased out New Haven, CT — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced today the filing of two lawsuits seeking injunctive and monetary relief from 28 manufacturers that have contaminated the state’s waters with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The companies’ products include firefighting foam and consumer products […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SAVE THE SOUND APPLAUDS AG TONG’S COMBATTING DECEPTIVE GREENWASHING PRACTICES

NEW HAVEN — Save the Sound applauds the important step taken Tuesday by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong to fight marketing practices that are deceptive to the public and destructive to the environment. The lawsuit against Reynolds Consumer Products for misleading labeling of its products will help hold corporations and manufacturers accountable for their behaviors […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Bacteria Testing Reveals Chronic Issue of Fecal Contamination in Western Sound

Today, Save the Sound released the results of its 2020 bacteria water quality monitoring from 61 sites in Westchester, Queens, and Nassau Counties in New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut. All samples were analyzed in Save the Sound’s lab for fecal bacteria levels associated with sewage and pathogens that can make people sick. Overall failure rates were highest in rivers where 74% of river samples failed, compared with 34% of those collected from bays and harbors, and 12% from shoreline locations.

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An Eye in the Sky: Using Drones to Collect Aerial Data at Potential Ecological Restoration Sites

In the past few years, small drones have become extremely popular among hobbyists as well as scientists and engineers. While there’s a lot of discussion to be had about the use of hobby drones, we are exploring their potential in monitoring the progress of ecological restoration.

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Fungicides, Herbicides and Insecticides…Oh My!

Pesticides are an enormous group of chemicals designed to kill unwanted insects (insecticides), weeds (herbicides), rodents (rodenticides), fungi (fungicides), and other so-called pests. The problem is, if those chemicals can kill a bug or plant, they can probably cause harm to humans or pets too. Even though pesticides are sprayed on land, many times, they […]

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Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law 101

Save the Sound is urging the public and the press to access reports in CT and/or sign up to receive alerts in NY and share them in your community. The Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law (SPRTK) went into effect in May 2013 making information about sewage overflows publicly available. Since that time thousands of […]

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